Avram Grant considered for shock Chelsea return by Roman Abramovich to assist Frank Lampard as Blues slip to ninth in Premier League

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is reportedly considering bringing former manager Avram Grant back to the club to assist Frank Lampard as he attempts halt to his side’s poor form.
The Blues have lost four of their last six Premier League matches and have slipped to ninth in the table, ten points behind pace-setters Manchester United.
Grant spent a year with Lampard at Chelsea from 2007 and was successful at Stamford BridgeAFP
As a result, Lampard’s position is said to be ‘under threat’, with Abramovich considering replacing the Englishman if the poor results continue.
According to Sky Sports, the Russian is now considering bringing back Grant, who managed Chelsea on a caretaker basis in 2007/08 – but only to assist Lampard, rather than replace him.
The report states that the 65-year-old is seen as a team manager who could add some much-needed experience which could put an end to the Blues’ slide down the table.
Earlier this month, former Blues midfielder Steve Sidwell spoke to talkSPORT about Grant’s managerial spell at Chelsea, which started when he replaced Jose Mourinho in September 2007.
He explained what went on behind the scenes and revealed how it was the players, rather than Grant himself, who ‘drove the dressing room’ as Chelsea reached the 2008 Champions League final.
“I go back to when I was at Chelsea and Jose Mourinho left and Avram Grant took over,” said Sidwell.
“I remember when the players called a meeting. JT called all the players in and said, ‘look, I’ve been with Roman and he’s said that Avram would be taking charge’.
Lampard’s side have slipped down to ninth in the Premier LeagueGetty Images – Getty
“The lads were pretty shocked as Avram was there as a kind of technical director and go-between between Jose and Abramovich.
“I remember John Terry and the lads saying, ‘right, we need to drive this ourselves as Avram hasn’t got the experience of the top echelons of football in terms of the Premier League. We have, and we’ll drive this’.
“I’m not saying they went against his wishes or anything. He still led the football club and the football team, but the players really drove that dressing room.”

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